Thursday, September 16th, 2021
The world is covered in darkness but the light is rising on you. There must be a difference. You must be different. The light cannot also be darkness. "May you be cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth." (Revelation 3:15-16) You can't be two-faced. You lie to yourself, you have to be sincere.
1 Peter 2:5-9
God is always clear, there is no blurring. If you hold on to what God had to say, then you will never be confused. When you build on that foundation, then you succeed. God goes with you in everything you do. "Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain; unless the LORD guards the city, those who guard it watch in vain. (Psalm 127:1) God must be the Author and the Builder.
2 Corinthians 6:1
"... I will build my church..." (Matthew 16:18) How to work with God? It is God who builds, who chooses the materials to make the building. "And we are his house, provided we hold fast to the end the confidence and hope with which we boast. (Hebrews 3:6)
"Who of you is of his people?" (Ezra 1:3) You need to be concerned. It is not for a foreign god. The temple was to be rebuilt on the old foundation because it was God who chose to build there. God chose Solomon to build the temple. Never do what God has not called you to do! You can't use foreign materials. The 3 steps are important: justification, sanctification and Baptism of the Holy Spirit. When God picks you up, His purpose is that He may dwell in you, make His home in you.
The vocation is the call. The people of Israel did not go out to go anywhere but to the land flowing with milk and honey. God brought them to Kadesh-Barnea. The spies visited the land, they saw that what God had said was true. Believe what God says, God is always right. Man can lie and make mistakes, but not God. Even if things get harder, I go forward; even if I don't see anything, I go forward because God said, God made the promise. God can never fail. Let us believe Him, let us have faith in Him. He said that one day He will come so He will certainly come. If God was true yesterday, today He is true and tomorrow He will always be true. Don't cry but only believe. All things are possible to him who believes.
At the tomb of Lazarus, Martha said to the Lord, "Lord, he already smells, for he has been there four days. (John 11:39) That we may have this confidence in Him, fear will be removed. Martha was right. All the human senses told her she was right, but we don't want to trust our senses. These 5 senses are not the ones I will use for the supernatural world, but simply faith. "Now faith is a firm assurance of things hoped for, a demonstration of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1) Sight is not involved. God is able. All things are under God's control. God creates, heals, the author of creation is God Himself. When we pray for you, believe! "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes from the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17) The Word of God is the fuel of faith. "How can this be, since I know no man? And the angel said unto him, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. Therefore the holy child that will be born to you will be called the Son of God. Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and she who was called barren is in her sixth month." (Luke 1:34-36) The flame is ignited. We need the preaching of the Word. God wants to show you that it is possible. The promises have been made, but you have to believe for it to come true. "But as it truly is, so is the word of God, which works in you who believe." (1 Thessalonians 2:13) A medicine, you can read the directions but as long as you haven't swallowed it, there will be no effect in you. You can talk about the Word of God, but you must believe that Word.
How can you be confused? "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the company of scoffers, but delights in the law of the LORD, and meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted by the stream of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither; whatever he does he does well. (Psalm 1:1-3) Why do we complain? God is still alive. His blood is still on the throne, we have an advocate. If we have an advocate, it is because there are accusers. God will defend your cause. Satan is angry with us. When you go in all directions, you open the doors. When you cut a branch, the branch is still green but a few days later it dries up. From the moment the branch is cut off, the life is no longer in it.
2 Corinthians 6:14
The world is in darkness, so why do you follow the world? "If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15) The Catholic Church created baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When you are baptized in this baptism, there is always something that belongs to the Catholic Church and that is why God insists that we be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. You must understand the importance of this baptism! We say denominational church because they have gone out of the Word. "When they heard this, their hearts were greatly moved, and they said to Peter and the other apostles: Brothers, what shall we do? And Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 2:37-38) Repentance is sincere regret. In order for the Lord to forgive you, you must first acknowledge that you were at fault, you acknowledge your condition. When you are a son of God and you do something that is not good, you feel that it is not good. "In him God chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him," (Ephesians 1:4) God had already pleased this in you. You did not believe now, but before the foundation of the world. "Those therefore who received his word heartily were baptized; and in that day were added about three thousand souls." (Acts 2:41) Love of the Word and obedience to the Word produces things in you. When you resist this, you are fighting God. It is a useless fight, lost in advance. Submit to God, for there God does His work. "For it is by grace that you are saved, through faith. And that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. It is not by works, lest anyone should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10) It is the Word that does the work in each of us. "They continued in the apostles' teaching, in the fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers." (Acts 2:42) Every church you see has kicked Jesus out.
1 Chronicles 10:13
You are taking this lightly. When God withdrew, Saul prayed but God did not answer him. An evil spirit had entered him. He sought out a person who calls upon the dead. God had forbidden this. Disobedience will lead you to worse things. "The appearance of this ungodly person will be by the power of Satan with all kinds of miracles, signs and lying wonders, and with all the deceits of unrighteousness for those who are perishing because they have not received the love of the truth in order to be saved." (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)
2 Corinthians 6:14-16
When people look at you, they should not see the world in you.
1 Corinthians 6:19 / 1 Corinthians 3:16
Even our outward form should demonstrate that our body is holy. A woman who exposes her body out has a spirit of prostitution. If the Spirit of God dwells in us, then you no longer have the taste of the world. When someone is converted, you don't have to say the thing twice. You say it once and it's over. Depth calls for depth.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"But since he who called you is holy, you also must be holy in all your conduct" (1 Peter 1:15) Let's be holy in everything we do. This world is not our home.
Don't you want to be a daughter or son of God? Then don't touch what is unclean.